Community forests earn Rs 5.9m for carbon sequestration

9 June 2014

Community forests in Chitwan that had been generating income through the sale of timber have started earning additional money for reducing carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. 

Sixteen community forests in Chitwan district have received a total of Rs 5.9 million (about $100,000 USD) for reducing carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. 

According to Bishnu Sapkota, General Secretary of Federation of Community Forest Users, Nepal (FECOFUN), Chitwan, 16 community forest users committees have received Rs 5.9 m from Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) project for their contribution toward reducing carbon from the atmosphere since 2009.

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